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State Democrats Lose One Seat In Senate, Two In House


It was no surprise that President Donald Trump overwhelmingly won Wyoming last night. But Democrats in the state were hoping for wins locally.

In one race, incumbent Democratic State Rep. Andi Clifford narrowly won re-election over Republican Valaria Whiteman and one other to represent the Wind River Reservation. But other contested democrats weren't as lucky. The House now has seven democrats and the Senate is down to two.

Chairman of the Wyoming Democratic Party Joe Barbuto tried to put a positive spin on the results by noting that Democrats were competitive in many races. He said the organization is moving forward.

"If you look at where we were, in 2017, to where we are now, we have made some incredible strides as an organization," said Barbuto. "We've put people on the ground organizers to help bring in those votes. And we're going to continue to use data to make sure that we're reaching the right people."

Barbuto said the party will continue to work to get Democrats to the point where they can start winning local races.

Kamila has worked for public radio stations in California, New York, France and Poland. Originally from New York City, she loves exploring new places. Kamila received her master in journalism from Columbia University. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the surrounding areas with her two pups and husband.
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